Top 100 Founders In The World - P7.Deborah Meaden.


( Deborah Sonia Meaden (born 11 February 1959) is an English businesswoman who ran a multimillion-pound family holiday business (caravan park), before completing a management buyout, but is now best known for her appearances on the BBC Two business programme Dragons' Den.

From a very early age Deborah knew she wanted her own business. Having left school after O-Levels she studied at business college and at the age of 19, with very little capital she launched her own glass and ceramics import company supplying upmarket stores like Harvey Nichols.

With several successful businesses in the leisure and retail sector under her belt, Deborah decided to take up a position in the family amusement arcade business. Starting on the shop floor she worked her way up to Operations Director before moving across into the holiday park side of the business, Weststar Holidays. Within two years she had been promoted to Managing Director and grew the company to provide high-quality UK family holidays for over 150,000 people per year.

Deborah joined the panel of investors for series three of the BBC2 programme 'Dragon's Den' and has since invested in a number of businesses.Today Deborah's portfolio of investments ranges from Good Bubble to Grip It, the worlds strongest plasterboard fixings.

Today Deborah strives to achieve a life that balanced between her business interests, the projects and causes she feels passionately about and spending time with her family, friends and animals.

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